I would like to display Flash content on public telephones
(devices with a display (800x600) and a very limited hardware
equipment (Unix, 16 bit depth color, only 1 SODIMM Socket with
128/512 MB SDRAM)). A Flash player 9 is installed.
I accomplished various tests with both flash 6 and flash 9
content and encountered two mayor problems:
1) When using the Flash Player 9 (which is preferred) the
display shows a slightly visible background within the border of
invisible objects. Obviously pixels with an alpha value of 0 are
not displayed correctly.
The problem occurs always:
- when using a textfield with anti-aliasing for readability
or custom anti-aliasing
- when displaying MovieClips with alpha value = 0
- when displaying textfields with filter effects applied on
them (i.e. shadow effect)
We discovered that the above described problem is independent
from the device and must be correlated to the color depth of 16
bit, because it can be easily reproduced by switching the color
depth of the monitor from 32 bits to 16 bits (for instance when
using the flash CS3 and flash player 9.0 under Windows.)
Is that problem already known? What’s the solution for
2) Secondly, the content published as Flash 9 content (i.e.
textfields animated with tweens) shows much poorer performance
results than the equal content published for Flash 6. What’s
the explanation for that phenomenon? Shouldn’t the AVM2
feature better performance results than the older AVM1?